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International Journal of Educational Development

May 2015 Volume 42, Number 1

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Number of articles: 12

  1. How gendered is ambition? Educational and occupational plans of Indigenous youth in Australia

    Joanna Sikora, School of Sociology, Australian National University, Australia; Nicholas Biddle, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, Australian National University, Australia

    While educational and occupational expectations of Australian youth are known to differ by gender, its intersectionality with Indigenous status, which shapes these expectations, has received little... More

    pp. 1-13

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  2. Estimate of the private return on education in Indonesia: Evidence from sibling data

    Magdalena Triasih Dumauli

    This study reexamines the return on education (ROE) in Indonesia to solve the puzzle between the high ROE from previous studies and the low enrollment rate for higher education by taking into... More

    pp. 14-24

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  3. The relationship among cultural dimensions, education expenditure, and PISA performance

    Joseph J. French & Atchaporn French, University of Northern Colorado, United States; Wei-Xuan Li, Stockton University, United States

    We examine the channel relationship between cultural dimensions, public expenditure on education, and country level PISA test scores. We test the hypotheses that cultural dimensions impact... More

    pp. 25-34

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  4. Predictors of mathematics achievement of migrant children in Chinese urban schools: A comparative study

    Ting Liu, Kathryn Holmes & James Albright

    In China, the education of increasing numbers of migrant children in urban settings is undertaken in integrated public or segregated migrant schools. This study compares the factors and predictors ... More

    pp. 35-42

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  5. Student performance, school differentiation, and world cultures: Evidence from PISA 2009

    Liang Zhang, The Pennsylvania State University, United States; Gulab Khan, Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan; Armend Tahirsylaj, The Pennsylvania State University, United States

    PISA 2009 data were used to identify patterns of differences and similarities among PISA participating countries/economies. The concept of cultural clusters was used to show patterns of differences... More

    pp. 43-53

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  6. Non-formal education and new partnerships in a (post-)conflict situation: ‘Three cooking stones supporting one saucepan’

    Josje van der Linden

    The conviction is gaining ground that education, not only for children, but also for youth and adults, is vital in conflict-affected areas to (re)build a strong society. This article discusses the ... More

    pp. 54-62

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  7. Enrolment ratios and related puzzles in developing countries: Approaches for interrogating the data drawing from the case of South Africa

    Martin Gustafsson

    Available developing country enrolment ratios are frequently inaccurate. This results in poorly informed policy discourses. Underlying data problems can undermine funding systems. The magnitude of ... More

    pp. 63-72

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  8. Exploring social and psycho-social factors that might help explain the Afro-Caribbean boy underachievement in England

    Anica G. Bowe

    For over four decades, it has been documented that Afro-Caribbean boys in England underachieve compared to their female counterparts. Caribbean literature has pointed to social and psycho-social... More

    pp. 73-84

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  9. The Heyneman–Loxley effect revisited in the Middle East and North Africa: Analysis using TIMSS 2007 database

    Donia Smaali Bouhlila

    Since the controversial finding of the Coleman Report (1966), which was that school resources had little effect on educational outcomes comparing to family background, huge literature has emerged... More

    pp. 85-95

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  10. Critical thinking at Rwanda's public universities: Emerging evidence of a crucial development priority

    Rebecca Schendel

    Rwanda's national development strategy relies heavily on expanding access to higher education, largely due to an assumption that a university education encourages the ability to think critically... More

    pp. 96-105

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  11. A study of the rate of return to higher engineering education in China

    Jing-bo Fan, School of Public Administration; Cheng-gang Zhang, School of Social Sciences

    Engineering education comprises 1/3 of the higher education system in China. Currently, participation in engineering education among the educated classes is decreasing. According to the theory of... More

    pp. 106-114

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  12. Exploring the dropout rates and causes of dropout in upper-secondary technical and vocational education and training (TVET) schools in China

    Hongmei Yi, Linxiu Zhang & Yezhou Yao, Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, China; Aiqin Wang, Northwest Socioeconomic Development Research Center, China; Yue Ma & Yaojiang Shi, Center for Experimental Economics in Education, China; James Chu & Prashant Loyalka, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, United States; Scott Rozelle, Center for Experimental Economics in Education, China

    Policymakers in many developing countries regard upper-secondary technical and vocational education and training (TVET) as a key element in economic growth and poverty reduction. Unfortunately,... More

    pp. 115-123

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